Added Jan 20, 2011
My new year’s resolution was to wear different colours than usual for me (I’m a fairly blue and grey girl). So, since yellow is something I never wear, I bought this yellow boiled wool when visiting family in Rome.
When I got home I pre-washed my fabric. I figured “well, it’s boiled wool, so I can easily wash it at 40°C”… erm… no… It shrank and I had just enough left to make the skirt without hemming (luckily the wool doesn’t ravel).
To be sure the skirt was going to fit I made a muslin first, which is the grey skirt, made with some leftover scraps from my Cozy Winter Skirt.
Both skirts are not hemmed because of lack of fabric. Also they’re a tad shorter than I usually wear, but with some opaque tights or leggins I’ll probably feel covered enough.
I think the yellow looks great combined with the lilac coloured shirt. Definitely a good decision to try new things!
The grey one is perfectly wearable and a great basic.
Pattern from Burda magazine 12/2010 #123. Very easy! I liked the high waist and that the darts are on the side instead of at the top.
yellow boiled wool, grey stretch wool, two zippers from my Grandma’s stash (taken from old garments)
Member Project of the Week
Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
Fashion & Trends
See steps on how Meg sewed herself a transitional Jersey suit using colorful jerseys!
Cute dresses, tops, and a silky bomber jacket to look like a model off duty.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.